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MRI brain perfusion x 2 for Moya Moya

Date: Apr 2, 2021

Question:

MRI has seen an increase of orders for MRI perfusion with Diamox for Moya Moya. This is a two-step process that requires two separate orders for the patient. Can I charge for two MRI brain perfusions?

Current process:

1. Order is placed in Epic by ordering provider for MRI brain perfusion with and without IV contrast if ordered correctly.

2. Protocoled as perfusion with Diamox by radiologist

3. Scheduled at 0600 for the first scan – MRI brain perfusion with and without IV contrast (without Diamox)

4. Scheduled at 2 pm for the second scan - MRI brain perfusion with and without IV contrast (with Diamox)

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